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Early Voting Begins Wednesday, October 14th

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   Early voting begins today, Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 for the upcoming Federal and State General Election. Seats on the ballot include the President of the United States, seats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and seats in the State of Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives. Also on the ballot are two seats on the Clifton City Commission and three seats on the Collinwood City Commission.

   The hours for early voting are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Early voting will continue through Thursday, October 29th, 2020. The Election Commission Office is in the basement level of the courthouse, at 100 Court Circle.

   Anyone voting in person during early voting or on Election Day must present a photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government. To learn more about the photo ID requirements, visit the website http://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/what-id-required-when-voting.

   If you wish to vote absentee by mail, you must meet certain legal requirements. A voter who wishes to vote absentee by mail must request an application for an absentee ballot. Requests for absentee ballots may be made in person at the Wayne County Election Commission office, or by mail. Requests for absentee applications must be received no later than October 27th, 2020. The request must include ALL of the following information:

•Name of the registered voter

•Voter’s legal residence in Wayne County

•Voter’s social security number

•The address to mail the ballot to

•Election(s) the voter wishes to vote in

•Reason the voter wishes to vote absentee by mail

•Voter’s signature

   For those who choose not to participate in early or absentee voting, the election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. If you choose to vote on that day, you will vote at your assigned polling place.

   Anyone with questions regarding early voting or absentee voting may call the Wayne County Election Commission Office at 931-722-3517.

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